The Sakharov prize was awarded had been in captivity at ISIS women human rights defenders

The winners of the award “For freedom of thought” Andrei Sakharov that is awarded by the European Parliament, in 2016 became the Iraqi human rights activist, representative Yazidis, Nadia Murad basi Taha and Lamia, Haji Bashar, according to Reuters.

Both of them had previously been a captive of militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (its activities are banned in Russia).

Among the candidates for this award this year was also the Turkish journalist can Dundar and the representative of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev.